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Real Estate and Land Use News

Posted on: Apr 25, 2017

Since April 1, 2016, the real estate development community in Indianapolis has been working with the new zoning ordinances which were adopted at the conclusion of the Indy Rezone process.  As is the case with any approximately 700 page revision in the law, multiple errors and practical problems have already been found.

In conjunction with the DMD Current Planning Staff, the IndyBar Real Estate and Land Use Section is working to compile a list of items that are worthy of being included in a “Corrective” ordinance. Your Mission, should you decide to accept it, is to contribute your experiences to the list. We need each of you to please take the time to inform us of any errors or omissions you have discovered. We also need you to describe to us any problem areas or priorities in these new ordinances which your clients are struggling to solve from either a legal, practical or financial perspective.         

For the technologically proficient, the Executive Committee has created a short form which is easily accessible at By using this form, your responses will go right into our electronic database and will be much easier for us to access. For the technologically impaired, you can simply send an email containing the information requested in this form to

All of us are busy, but we truly need the input of each of you who are on the front lines dealing with these ordinances.     We have been given a unique opportunity to contribute to this process, and we encourage you to be a part of this effort. 

Please remember that this is an ongoing process, so each time you run into a problem, or have a client who bangs their head against something in this ordinance that you think really needs to be changed, please come back to the website and tell us about it.  

This article was submitted by David Retherford, Attorney at Law. If you would like to submit an article for the Real Estate & Land Use section, please contact Kim Ferguson at



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